Presented by Linda Fluharty from records provided by Thomas Birch & Elaine Birch Long.
William Jackson married Catharine Erlewine in March or April 1840 in Marshall County, (West) Virginia. This MAY be the family in the 1850 census of Marshall County but William Jackson was born in Maryland.
1850 Census, Marshall County, (W) Virginia
1860 Census, Marshall County, (W) Virginia
William Jackson was mustered in with Company "B" of the 7th (West) Virginia Infantry on 7 July 1861, at which time his stated age was 43. He was wounded at Gettysburg and was discharged due to disability in February 1864. The discharge from the National Archives states the following:
"William Jackson, a Private of Captain Samuel Kraus Company "B" of the Seventh Regiment (Union) Virginia Volunteer Inft. was enlisted by Captain Thomas Morris of the Seventh Regiment of Union Va. Vols. Inft. at Cameron Virginia on the Seventh day of August 1861, to serve THREE years; he was born in ---- in the State of MARYLAND, is FORTY-THREE years of age, Five feet Eleven inches high, FAIR complexion, BLUE eyes, DARK hair, and by occupation when enlisted a FARMER. During the last two months said soldier has been unfit for duty 60 days because of ankylosis of the left wrist and thumb, from a Gun Shot fracture of the left hand received at the BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA...." - Wilmington, Delaware, 15 Feb 1864.
The death of William Jackson occurred 11 June 1865 "on the road from Cameron to his home," according to his widow's application for a government pension.
1890 Veterans' Census, Marshall County, (W) Virginia
JACKSON, Catherine, widow of WILLIAM JACKSON, Private, Company "B", 7th VA Infantry. Enlisted 8/7/1861; discharged 2/19/1864. Address: Calis, WV. Disability Incurred: Left hand shot off.